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September 19, 2017   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Events Be first to comment

The HBO ensemble drama, co-starring Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley, won five Emmys Sunday.

Are you here for the Nicole Kidman circus?”

This is how a clipboard-bearing woman greeted guests at HBO’s Emmys after-party on Sunday evening. Sure, Big Little Lies collected five total wins earlier that night for stars Kidman, Laura Dern, and Alexander Skarsgård; director Jean-Marc Vallée; and the show itself in the limited-series category (a prize that was accepted by executive producers Reese Witherspoon and Kidman).

But judging by the sheer flashbulb density surrounding her, Kidman was the big little belle of the ball, as she posed with her two statuettes for photographers and kissed husband Keith Urban. (Urban was never far from Kidman all evening—holding her clutch as she talked to reporters backstage at the ceremony, and holding her hand and at least one Emmy the entirety of the after-party.) Kidman and Urban snaked their way through well-wishers to their assigned table, adjacent to co-star Witherspoon’s, in the moodily lit courtyard of the Pacific Design Center. Before Kidman sunk into a banquette, where she could sit-dance to music and feed her husband hors d’oeuvres, she was greeted by Ava Phillippe, Witherspoon’s 18-year-old daughter. Phillippe and Kidman hugged and shared a seemingly meaningful, several-minute conversation—eyes locked, holding each other by the arms.

Nearby, Laura Dern chatted with fellow nominee Michelle Pfeiffer—who is married to Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelley—before catching up with Ava Phillippe herself. As for Witherspoon and Kidman, they found each other to pose for a photograph, but otherwise held court in separate areas. (At one point Witherspoon’s husband, Jim Toth, was overheard asking, “Where’s Nicole?” to a man who responded, “Last time I saw her she was over there,” pointing to where she had been standing 10 minutes prior.) Co-stars Zoë Kravitz and Shailene Woodley were not seen at the after-party, dashing hopes of an all-cast champagne-glasses-in-hand after-party picture.

Kidman stayed at the party for about half an hour before leaving. On her way out, she was approached by admirers from every angle, almost all asking for a selfie. (Kidman, overheard describing the night as “a dream,” obliged in all cases.) Shortly thereafter, Kidman’s on-screen husband and fellow Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgård arrived and was similarly swarmed. Jack McBrayer (better known as “Kenneth the Page” from 30 Rock) looked elated to see Skarsgård as the two embraced like long-lost relatives reunited after years apart. Fellow Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman seemed thrilled for Skarsgård as well, and the two very tall men both (literally) stood out of the crowd as they caught up. At the Governors Ball earlier in the night, Skarsgård let friends pose for photos with his Emmy, near the Fiji Water station. When asked whether he had received an avalanche of congratulatory texts and e-mails since his win, the actor admitted, “I haven’t even turned on my phone.”

On Friday night, at the Variety Women in Film Emmys pre-party, Skarsgård—rocking a mustache that only an Alexander Skarsgård could manage to pull off—said that he and the Big Little Lies cast have kept in touch since the show stopped filming via a WhatsApp group. Since Skarsgård’s character, Perry—spoiler alert, for the three of you who have still not watched Big Little Lies out there—dies at the end of the first season, one would think he would not be involved in a potential second season. When these reporters brought up that point to the actor, Skarsgård just flashed a devilish grin. “I wouldn’t be so sure about that!” he said.

On Sunday evening, after collecting their Emmys but before hitting the party circuit, the Big Little Lies cast brought their shiny statuettes backstage and fielded questions from the press.

Witherspoon continued the sentiments shared in her acceptance speech, saying, “The fact that we created four roles for women [who] are the heroes of their own stories, that is the real watershed for me. They are complicated and complex, good and bad.”

Kidman spoke more about her character’s struggle with domestic abuse, saying, “That is what we do as actors . . . we are meant to do things that disturb us sometimes.” After a beat, she noted that she did just complete filming on a palate cleanser: “I just finished doing Aquaman, which did not disturb me.”

When Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty was asked what inspired Perry, Skarsgård’s abusive character, the writer replied, “It came from a really horrible ex-boyfriend who I took great pleasure in killing off . . . first in the book and then in the series.”

Wielding her two Emmys, Kidman said that the experience has allowed her more intimacy with her audience than ever before in her career—since she appeared in people’s homes each week.

Kidman, with her two Emmys, and Witherspoon, with her one, took turns at the microphone—which provided a bit of a technical challenge given their height difference. When a journalist who could not hear Witherspoon indelicately told the actress to lower the mic, the actress lamented, “I feel so short in so many ways today.”

One thing that the cast was reluctant to discuss in all of the frenzied champagne fervor: a potential Season 2.

“We are thinking about it, talking about it, but nothing definitive yet,” said Witherspoon backstage.

“I mean, we love playing these roles,” added Kidman. “Their story lines are so complex and interesting and it would be fantastic if we can continue them. But right now we are just savoring this moment because this is amazing.”

Earlier in the evening, Laura Dern told press that the future of the show is entirely up to Moriarty, who wrote the best-selling novel on which the series was based. When Moriarty made her way backstage, reporters asked the Australian author if she is indeed writing a future for her beloved characters.

“I’m thinking about it,” she teased. “It’s a beautiful possibility.”


September 18, 2017   Ali   Awards, Videos Be first to comment

Watch Nicole’s beautiful acceptance speech from last night’s Emmy Awards for her win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

for Big Little Lies for Outstanding Limited Series or Movie

September 17, 2017   Ali   Awards Be first to comment

September 17, 2017   Ali   Events, Images Be first to comment

Nicole looks beautiful tonight as she attends the Emmy awards. She walked the red carpet in a red Calvin Klein By Appointment which she accessorized with jewelry by Harry Winston.

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September 15, 2017   Ali   Awards Be first to comment

Nicole Kidman and cinematographer Edward Lachman have joined the roster of industry figures to be honored with tributes at the 2017 Gotham Awards, Independent Filmmaker Project’s annual ceremony focused on indie film.

Kidman will receive the evening’s actress tribute for a career that launched with Philip Noyce’s 1989 thriller “Dead Calm” and has included films “The Others,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “The Hours” (which won her an Oscar) and “Rabbit Hole.” She’s currently up for an Emmy for her performance in HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and is currently appearing in the new season of “Top of the Lake”; her upcoming bigscreen work includes Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” and Neil Burger’s “The Upside” (which recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival).

Lachman wins the cinematography tribute for a long list of credits that includes films with directors who have included Todd Haynes, Coppola, Werner Herzog, Jean-Luc Goddard, Wim Wenders, Stephen Soderbergh and Todd Solondz. He’s been nominated for Oscars for his work in Haynes films “Far From Heaven” and “Carol,” and he’s also the cinematographer of Haynes’ upcoming “Wonderstruck.”

Kidman and Lachman joins Gotham’s 2017 list of tribute recipients along with the previously announced Al Gore and Jason Blum. In prior years, tributes have gone to Oliver Stone, Helen Mirren, Haynes, Ted Sarandos, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Skoll and Bob and Harvey Weinstein, among others. Further tribute recipients remain to be announced.

In addition to the tributes, IFP’s Gotham Awards also encompass ten competitive awards. The 2017 edition is set for Nov. 27 at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.


September 15, 2017   Ali   Big Little Lies, Videos Be first to comment

E!Online talked to Nicole at New York Fashion Week about the possibility of a Season Two of Big Little Lies.

Will the Emmy-nominated HBO series Big Little Lies return for a second season?

Nicole Kidman says it’s still up in the air, at least for now.

After attending the Michael Kors Collection show at New York Fashion Week, Kidman told E! News that the cast is taking their time with deciding whether they will proceed with a second season. “No, it’s still not decided because it is a lot to pull together,” the actress shared.

“The first one was a lot to put together, so we are sort of not taking it lightly in terms of what it needs,” Nicole explained.

But if anyone understands how much fans want to see the ladies of Monterey back on their TV screens, it’s this star. She added, “We’re just so happy that the show has been received in the way it’s received.”

Reese Witherspoonconfirmed that conversations are most definitely in the works surrounding a BLL season two, telling E! News, “We’re talking to Liane Moriarty, who wrote the book, about how could these characters go on, what would happen. We definitely left it open-ended so there’s a possibility there.”

While Kidman was not able to reveal the fate of the critically-acclaimed show, she was able to reveal that she and her co-stars Witherspoon, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley will present an award together at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards.
The award ceremony, which has garnered 16 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series, pits Kidman against co-star and close friend, Reese, in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category.

Dern and Woodley received recognition in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie category, and Alexander Skarsgård is up for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

September 15, 2017   Ali   Events, Images Be first to comment

Nicole participated in the Hand in Hand Benefit this week to help support those victims of the recent hurricanes. I have added two images from the benefit to the gallery.

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Nicole Kidman Online > 2017 > September 12 | Hand In Hand Hurricane Benefit – Nashville